2004:0053 - KELLS: Station Road, Antrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Antrim Site name: KELLS: Station Road

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/04/112

Author: Stefanie McMullen, Archaeological Development Services Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 714327m, N 897191m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.809585, -6.221469

Archaeological works were carried out in July 2004 in relation to the construction of apartments on a site occupied by derelict vernacular stone buildings and associated sheds to the rear, at Station Road, Kells. Before the development could proceed, it was recommended that test-trenching be implemented in order to ascertain a date for the standing stone buildings on the site, and also any archaeological deposits that might underlie them. Testing uncovered deposits relating to the buildings, which produced evidence of 19th/20th-century activity. No evidence of activity pre-dating the 19th/20th century was recovered to indicate an earlier date for the structures.

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